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The Inner Light

The Material World Foundation Launches The Inner Light Challenge After Donating An Immediate $500,000 To Help Those Impacted By Covid-19

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The Material World Foundation, created by George Harrison in 1973, is today donating $500,000 to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, Save the Children and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) charities, which are providing much needed aid and care during this COVID-19 pandemic.

To help raise additional funds the Foundation has also launched The Inner Light Challenge. The challenge asks people around the globe to share a verse, chorus, or line from The Beatles song ‘The Inner Light’ and post it with the hashtag #innerlight2020. For every person that shares their own "Inner Light" moment on social media using the #innerlight2020 hashtag, the Material World Foundation will give another $1 (up to $100,000) to help those affected by the virus.

Without going out of my door, I can know all things on earth.

Without looking out of my window, I can know the ways of heaven.

Olivia Harrison said, "These lyrics sung by George are a positive reminder to all of us who are isolating, in quarantine or respecting the request to shelter in place. Let’s get and stay connected at this difficult time.  There are things we can do to help and we invite you to share your Inner Light.”

The Inner Light Challenge:

The Material World Foundation will donate another $1 (up to $100,000) for every one of you who shares their own "Inner Light" moment on social media using the hashtag #innerlight2020 

This can be a verse, a chorus, or a line from the song, just sing it, play it, hum it, strum it, paint it, knit it, chant it, plant it, pray or meditate and post it to social media using the hashtag #innerlight2020

Watch Dhani Harrison’s cover of the song here:  https://youtu.be/229aVjM4uf8 

Without going out of my door
I can know all things on earth
Without looking out of my window
I can know the ways of heaven

The farther one travels
The less one knows
The less one really knows

Without going out of your door
You can know all things on earth
Without looking out of your window
You can know the ways of heaven

The farther one travels
The less one knows
The less one really knows
Arrive without traveling
See all without looking
Do all without doing

#innerlight2020

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THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TO RELEASE ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER PETER JACKSON’S DOCUMENTARY "THE BEATLES: GET BACK" IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

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The Walt Disney Studios has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson’s previously announced Beatles documentary. The film will showcase the warmth, camaraderie and humor of the making of the legendary band’s studio album, "Let It Be," and their final live concert as a group, the iconic rooftop performance on London’s Savile Row. "The Beatles: Get Back" will be released by The Walt Disney Studios in the United States and Canada on September 4, 2020, with additional details and dates for the film’s global release to follow.

The announcement was made earlier today by Robert A. Iger, Executive Chairman, The Walt Disney Company, at Disney’s annual meeting of shareholders.

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The George Harrison Woodland Walk To Be Opened in Liverpool

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To mark what would have been George’s 77th birthday, Liverpool City Council and the George Harrison Estate announce that a new memorial woodland in his honour will open in Liverpool.

The George Harrison Woodland Walk, will be located in south Liverpool close to where George was born and grew up.  The 12 acre site will combine garden and woodland with a number of artistic installations inspired by George's life and lyrics.

The city council and the Harrison family want to encourage artists to design new artworks which will take pride of place in the garden. More information on submitting an expression of interest can be found at www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/harrison

Olivia Harrison, George’s wife, said: “‘George was an avid gardener who found solace and joy in being in the outdoors. I don’t think there is any better way to commemorate him in Liverpool than with a garden which can become a place of tranquillity and reflection for everyone. I am really looking forward to watching it change and grow over the coming years.” 

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Review: The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ by Rolling Stone

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The power of rock and roll is a constantly amazing process. Although it is Bob Dylan who is the single most important figure in rock and roll; and although it is the Rolling Stones who are the embodiment of a rock and roll band; it is nonetheless Our Boys. The Beatles, who are the perfect product and result of everything that rock and roll means and encompasses. Never has this been so plainly evident as on their new two-album set. The Beatles (Apple SWBO 101).

Whatever else it is or isn’t, it is the best album they have ever released, and only the Beatles are capable of making a better one.

You are either hip to it, or you ain’t.

Read more at https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/review-the-beatles-white-album-186863/​

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NEW FILM PROJECT: Announcing an exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and the acclaimed Academy Award winning director Sir Peter Jackson

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New Film Project
We are proud to announce an exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and the acclaimed Academy Award winning director Sir Peter Jackson. 
 
The new film will be based around 55 hours of never-released footage of The Beatles in the studio, shot between January 2nd and January 31st, 1969. These studio sessions produced The Beatles’ Grammy Award winning album Let It Be, with its Academy Award winning title song. The album was eventually released 18 months later in May 1970, several months after the band had broken up.
 
The filming was originally intended for a planned TV special, but organically turned into something completely different, climaxing with The Beatles’ legendary performance on the roof of Apple's Savile Row London office — which took place exactly 50 years ago today.
 
Peter Jackson said, "The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us, ensures this movie will be the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about."
 
“I was relieved to discover the reality is very different to the myth,” continues Jackson, “it’s simply an amazing historical treasure-trove. Sure, there’s moments of drama - but none of the discord this project has long been associated with. Watching John, Paul, George, and Ringo work together, creating now-classic songs from scratch, is not only fascinating - it’s funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate”.   
 
"I’m thrilled and honoured to have been entrusted with this remarkable footage - making the movie will be a sheer joy.”

 

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Your #MyBeatles Artwork

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Show us your Beatles artwork! Illustrate the whole band from any year in their career up to 1970, tag it #MyBeatles and share to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We'll look at all of them and share some of our favourites here and across our social channels.

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Making The Cover For Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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It's sometimes hard to remember that imagery as iconic as the Sgt. Pepper album artwork began, like everything, as simply an idea - and one that took trial and error before getting it just right.

These photos are a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the cover-shot 'could-have-beens', as well as the people and paint-pots it took to put it all together. 

 

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